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Hisbah arrests mother of 7 for ‘being married to 2 men at same time’




Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano state Hisbah Board has arrested a woman, Hauwa Ali, a resident of Mariri quarters in Kumbotso local government for allegedly marrying a second man while she was still married to her first husband who had fallen ill.

KANO FOCUS reports that Ms Hauwa’s first husband Bello Ibrahim, 45, reported the matter to the Hisbah command, accusing his wife’s second hubby Bala Abdussalam, 40, of illegally marrying his wife despite knowing she was married.

It was gathered that Ms Hauwa, 30, had produced seven children to the two men–six for Mr Ibrahim and one for Mr Abdussalam.

The woman was said to have lived with Mr Ibrahim for 15 years before he took ill and relocated to Bauchi, where he had stayed for two years.

Mr Ibrahim told KANO FOCUS that he had traveled to his hometown of Bauchi state to seek medical treatment after he took ill, only to return and find another man occupying his house.

‘I almost beat the impostor to coma’

“I relocated to my home town in Bauchi when I was critically ill to seek for medical treatment, and I left my wife along with my six children to cater them.

“But to my surprise when I came back home I just found another man in my house claiming my wife as his,”  Mr Ibrahim explained.

“I was so furious with the impostor that I almost picked up a stick to beat him up but I changed my mind and decided to report him to the authorities,” he added.

Mr Ibrahim said he wants the Hisbah officials to return his wife to him and take action against his rival.

‘She is my wife’

However, reacting to the claim, Ms Hauwa’s second hubby Mr Abdussalam said he married her with her consent after paying N20,000 dowry to her.

He said he never knew that Ms Hauwa was still married to Mr Ibrahim, noting that she told him she was divorced and that was why he agreed to marry her.

“ I dated Hauwa since she was young but God destined that she would marry Mr Ibrahim. But when she called me and told me she was divorced, I asked her to marry me,” he recalled.

“I gave her N20, 000 as her dowry and left for a business trip outside the state.
“She later called me on phone and said her parents had agreed to our marriage which we conducted soon after.

“Today I have an 11-month child with her. This man then appeared from nowhere and claimed that she is his wife, ” Mr Abdussalam explained.

‘He divorced me’

On her part, Ms Hauwa said she married her second hubby Mr Abdussalam after Mr Ibrahim divorced her.

“Before my first husband fell ill, I asked him to divorce me, and without hesitation he divorced me.

“I was living in his house after the divorce to cater for the children because I didn’t know where to go with them, and he left for Bauchi claiming he was ill.

“After he (Mr Ibrahim) divorced me, he promised that he will never take me back as his wife, hence I had the freedom to marry another man,” she said.

But Mr Ibrahim dismissed Ms Hauwa’s claim, insisting that he never divorced her.

Speaking on the controversy,  Director-General of Hisbah, Dr Aliyu Musa said the case would be taken to court.

He said the board has already forwarded the necessary documents on the case to the court.


Editor’s note: The initial headline of this story indicated that Ms Hauwa had six children. But a careful review shows that she actually has seven children. The error is regretted.

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Police urge Kano residents to comply with governor’s directive against protest, demonstrations



Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano state commissioer of police Muhammad HussainGumel has called  on Kano Residents to Remain Patriotic and Obey the Kano State Government Order which was Issued this Morning 29/05/2024 that put Ban on All Forms of Unlawful Gatherings, Protests or Processions.

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by police spokesperson Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawq on Wednesday.

Mr Kiyawa said the Police Command in Kano State will ensure the State Government Order that ban all forms of protests is being implemented with all sense of vigor as any person found will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

He said Already, armed personnel have since been deployed to identified flash points in and outside the Metropolis and are poised to deal with any form of violation and other unforeseen circumstances.

In the same vein, the Police Command have placed its fully kitted, equipped and motivated personnel on ‘red alerts’ to ruthlessly deal with the situation as any form of security threats in the State would not be tolerated.

The statement added that, the Commissioner of Police Mr Gumel calls on the law-abiding people of the State to remain patriotic, obey the Kano State Government Order, maintain calmness and avoid any other form of unlawful activities that may trigger violence as joint security forces have been dispatched to strategic locations to safeguard the peace and order throughout the State.

Furthermore, the Police Command is hereby reminding members of the public that the position of the law remained very clear as whoever attempts to disrupt the peace in the State will be arrested and made to face full wrath of the law.

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Gov. Yusuf prohibits any public demonstration, order arrest of purported student protesters



Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

The Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has imposed stringent restrictions on all public gatherings intended for protest within the state, exercising the authority vested in him as the chief security officer of the state

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Wednesday.

By virtue of his position, the governor has directed the Police, the Directorate of State Security Services, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to apprehend, detain, and prosecute any individual or group partaking in demonstrations on the streets of Kano.

This decisive action is a preemptive strategy aimed at averting any potential breakdown of law and order orchestrated by adversaries of the state.

“We are privy to credible intelligence indicating that certain prominent figures from the opposition party in Kano have devised plans to sponsor student associations and political agitators from other northwestern states to incite chaos under the guise of advocating for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.”

The state government has explicitly outlawed protests, demonstrations, or processions of any kind, and individuals found on the streets of Kano engaging in such activities will be promptly apprehended.

“Through this declaration, we caution student groups against being manipulated by troublemakers who are resolute in fomenting disorder in Kano.”

The governor urged all citizens of the state to carry on with their normal activities as the state retains its tranquility, and the government will persist in vigilant oversight of the situation to promptly address any individuals or factions trying to undermine the relative peace that state presently enjoys.

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Kano Emirate Tussle: Court Restrains Police, SSS, Military From harassing, Intimidating Emir Sanusi



Mukhtar Yahya Usman


…… As the new Emir takes days holding the Palace Sitting

The Kano High Court, presided over by Justice Aminu Adamu Aliyu, sitting at Miller Road, has issued a restraining order against the police, the State Security Service (SSS), and the Nigerian military to prevent them from forcibly removing the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

This legal action was initiated by the Emir, in conjunction with the four traditional kingmakers of Kano: Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi; Sarkin Bai Mansur Adnan, and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Bello Tuta.

Justice Aliyu, in granting the order, also barred the security agencies from arresting or harassing the Emir and his kingmakers.

The judge declared, “An interim injunction is hereby granted, restraining the Respondents themselves, their agents, representatives, and assigns from further harassing, intimidating, inviting, arresting, or invading the personal or official residences of the Applicants (Gidan Rumfa), their attendants, or any of the Kano Emirate kingmakers, engaging in actions that could impede the Applicants’ rights generally in relation to this litigation pending the hearing and resolution of the motion on notice.

Furthermore, an interim injunction is granted, preventing the Respondents from attempting to seize, appropriate, or confiscate any regalia of authority, such as the twin spear of authority, the Royal Hat of Dabo, the Ostrich-feathered shoes, the knife and sword of the Emir of Kano, and other symbols of his office, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice

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